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We’ve seen spyshots and we’ve even seen patent images showing us exactly how the new Mitsubishi Pajero Sport will look like, but there’s a big difference between looking at a car through 2D patent drawings and full on undisguised spyshots such as these.

These images were found on Thai website Headlightmag’s forum. From what we understand from the Thai to English translated text, the new Pajero Sport was undergoing a TVC shoot and the photographer sighted it from a high-rise residential building nearby.

The new striking face has a big lower intake framed by a border that also links the headlamps to the fog lamps. This is MMC’s new signature look as seen on the latest 2016 Outlander and also concept cars like the XR-PHEV. The elements inside the grille are horizontal, as opposed to the Triton’s vertical chrome teeth, and eat into the headlamp clusters. The SUV’s rear contains wraparound tail lamp clusters with a “tail” that goes right down to the bottom edge of the tailgate

The new Mitsubishi Pajero Sport will debut on August 1, which is within weeks after the scheduled unveiling of is rival the Toyota Fortuner. Both are based on pickup trucks – the Toyota Fortuner is based on the Hilux while the Mitsubishi Pajero Sport is based on the Triton.